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VAT Registration

12/06/2018 13:59:37
Any type of business might need to register for VAT. Register for VAT here at this link.

You must register for VAT with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) if your business’ VAT taxable turnover is more than £85,000.

When you register, you’ll be sent a VAT registration certificate. This confirms:
• your VAT number
• when to submit your first VAT Return and payment
• your ‘effective date of registration’ - this is the date you went over the threshold, or the date you asked to register if it was voluntary

You can register voluntarily if your turnover is less than £85,000, unless everything you sell is exempt from VAT.

You’ll have certain responsibilities if you register for VAT.

Once you register for VAT you must charge VAT on your goods or services and you may reclaim any VAT you’ve paid on business-related goods or services.

If you’re a VAT-registered business you must report to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) the amount of VAT you’ve charged and the amount of VAT you’ve paid. This is done through your VAT Return which is usually due every 3 months.

There are 3 different rates of VAT and you must make sure you charge the right amount, check here at this link.

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Re:VAT

12/06/2018 14:00:30
Posted by WillC

I had registered for the flat rate scheme but since the recent budget have decided it is not worth it. I emailed you asking to be transferred to standard VAT a few days ago - how long will this take ? I am conscious that I need to submit a VAT return at the end of this Month (March) and don't want to end up in prison whilst the admin gets done!
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Re:VAT

12/06/2018 14:01:40
Hi Willc
Thanks for your post. If you still haven’t heard back from your email about reverting to standard accounting I would suggest you get in touch using either the webchat facility or by phone. Here is a link to contact us.

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VAT

30/07/2018 09:55:43
Hi, the VAT Registration threshold is £85,000, the de-registration threshold is £83,000.
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VAT Registration

20/09/2018 09:42:56
I have moved offices and changed the address but did not remember to change the telephone number of the PIN alert - how can I do this? The old number no longer works. I am seeking to de-register anyway but need to make a return for period ending 31 August before I do.
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Re:VAT Registration

20/09/2018 13:53:28
Hi,

Thanks for your question.

You would need to contact the VAT helpline on 0300 200 3700 with the box 5 figure of your last VAT return and if you are an authorised person of the business then we can reset the 2 step verification for you.

Hope this helps.
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VAT Registration

31/10/2018 07:28:32
Hi
My company is exempt from VAT as is education and supplier of apprenticeships, from contracted government funds.
Therefore I am unsure if I should still have a VAT number and register my company? Or this is not needed?
Could you please advise thank you.
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Re:VAT Registration

31/10/2018 09:43:49
Hi,

Thanks for your question.

If all your supplies are exempt, you won’t need or be able to register for VAT.

I hope this helps.
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01/11/2018 07:34:40
Hello,
We have a company in Bulgaria which is no VAT registered in Bulgaria. Can we register VAT in UK or do we need to register first in our country ?
Kindest regards.
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Re:VAT Registration

01/11/2018 10:02:23
Hi alex,

Thanks for your question.

You can only register for VAT in the UK if you are making or intending to make taxable supplies here. Please refer to the following notice for information on how and when you should register for VAT in the UK.

VAT notice 700/1: Should I be registered for VAT?

I hope this helps.
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02/11/2018 07:16:47
Thank you Admin 50 for your quick reply.
We plan on stocking products in UK this is why we would need to register VAT in the UK.
Before we do I wanted to be sure you do not require our company to be VAT registered in Bulgaria first ?
Kindest regards,
Alex
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VAT Registration

02/11/2018 13:46:40
Hi Alex,

Thanks for your further question.

HMRC don’t require you to register in Bulgaria first before you register for VAT in the UK.

I hope this helps and thanks for using the HMRC Online Customer Forum.
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VAT Registration

05/11/2018 16:27:00
Hi, can I please check whether or not the VAT registration threshold is applicable to pension schemes, specifically a Small Self Administered Scheme, if owning commercial property and has rental income exceeding the threshold? Thanks.
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Re:VAT Registration

06/11/2018 07:39:13
Hi,

The supply of land or property is exempt from VAT, so therefore does not count toward the VAT threshold.

The only way it would become taxable would be if the owner was registered for VAT and waived the exemption and opted to tax the property.

For more information, see:

VAT Notice 742: section 3

VAT Notice 742A

VAT Notice 700/1
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VAT Registration

13/11/2018 11:47:15
Ho do I de-register in respect of VAT? My turnover has been below £83K for four consecutive years,

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